Beautiful sophistication – 2011 Giuseppe Quintarelli Secco Cà del Merlo (bianco) Veneto IGT

Giuseppe Quintarelli was known for his dedication to his land, his craft, the vines, and…for his patience. Quintarelli stressed the importance of patience, and tonight, my patience was rewarded. I say my patience, but really, having consumed 5 of my 6 bottles within the first three years after release, I wasn’t that patient (but they…

Maison Anselmet – a lovely marriage of land, tradition & innovation

I’ll be writing an in-depth report regarding my time at Maison Anselmet, in particular, my time with Renato Anselmet the man that started this excellent winery on its way in 1978 when friends convinced him to bottle some wine for them to purchase, as well as the wines he was already making for himself, but…